Sting, legendary solo artist and former lead singer-bassist of the new wave band The Police, returns to Athens in late September to perform two concerts at the iconic Odeon of Herodes Atticus, beneath the slopes of the ancient Acropolis.
His sell-out concerts at the Odeon were highlight events during the Athens and Epidaurus Festival in late summer 2018. This time, the multi-award winning artist, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, will be accompanied by his musician son, Joe Summer, frontman of the rock band Fiction Plane.
The back-to-back concerts, which will take place on September 30 and October 1, are part of Sting’s latest European tour in support of his 2019 album “My Songs.” The 14th album by the British singer-songwriter features new renditions of previously released songs from his illustrious four-and-a-half decade career, inlcuding fan favorites “Desert Rose,” “Fields of Gold,” “Englishman in New York” and The Police mega-hits “Roxanne,” “Message in a Bottle” and “Every Breath You Take.”
The concerts in Athens coincide with Sting’s 70th birthday on October 2 – and where better than to celebrate than the majestic Odeon of Herodes Atticus! The Athenian audiences will be sure wish the 17-time Grammy Award winning artist many happy returns following what promise to be two incredible concerts.
Alongside his son, Sting will be accompanied by an electric, rock ensemble including Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums), Rufus Miller (guitar), Kevon Webster (keyboard), Shane Sager (harmonica) with Melissa Musique and Gene Noble (backing vocals).
Tickets – which range from 57.20 euros to 275 euros – go on sale on Friday, July 23, at 12 noon, online at www.highpriority.gr and www.ticketmaster.gr, by phone on tel 210.893.8111 and at Public stores.
Herod Atticus Theater, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Acropolis, tel 210.324.1807